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Decadent Protein Cookie Dough Bark: A Guilt-Free Snack With a Chocolate Twist

Decadent Protein Cookie Dough Bark: A Guilt-Free Snack With a Chocolate Twist

This Protein Bark Cookie Dough recipe combines the indulgent taste of chocolate chip cookie dough with the goodness of protein, making it a perfect treat for those who love sweets but want to keep their snacking healthy. Made with almond flour, protein powder and topped with dark chocolate, this bark is not only delicious but also nutrient-rich.

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Why you'll love this:
If you're a fan of chocolate chip cookies but are looking for a healthier alternative that doesn't skimp on taste, this recipe is for you. It's easy to prepare, requires no cooking, and has a protein boost that makes it a great post-workout snack or satisfying midday treat.

Perfect occasion:
This protein-rich bark is ideal for parties, family gatherings, or as a convenient snack for hiking and outdoor activities. It's also a great pick-me-up for office breaks or a healthy dessert option that can be enjoyed anytime.

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Decorating Tips:
After spreading the melted chocolate, a pinch of sea salt can enhance the flavor and add an indulgent touch. You can also experiment with toppings like crushed nuts, dried fruit, or a drizzle of white chocolate for a visually appealing and flavorful touch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey as an alternative)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Trim:

  • 4 oz 70% dark chocolate
  • Sea salt (optional, for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, protein powder and salt.
  2. Add the peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix well until combined. It might be easier to mix with clean hands to ensure even mixing.
  3. Add the mini chocolate chips.
  4. Place the dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness; be careful not to roll it too thin.
  5. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave or in a bain-marie.
  6. Remove the top parchment paper and pour the melted chocolate over the dough, spreading it evenly using a spatula.
  7. If desired, sprinkle a little sea salt over the chocolate.
  8. Freeze the bark for about 1 hour or until the chocolate is firm.
  9. Once set, take it out of the freezer and break or cut it into pieces.
  10. Store the bark in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Enjoy this protein-rich cookie dough bark, a delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth while providing a nutritional boost!

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